North Carolina Personalized Assessment Tool

Purpose and Overview

The North Carolina Personalized Assessment Tool is a system of through-course assessment opportunities aimed towards a balanced assessment system that will provide granular data for immediate feedback about students’ performance throughout the year. The system is currently being developed as a pilot under the U.S Department of Education’s Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority (IADA).

The current design purposes of North Carolina Personalized Assessment Tool are:

  • To provide educators, students, and stakeholders with immediate and detailed feedback on grade level specific content standards so classroom instruction may be tailored to individual student’s needs;
  • To provide a progress indicator for each interim on individual student’s performance in relation to overall grade level performance expectation (anticipated availability in the 2022–23 school year for Grades 4 and 7 in Reading and Mathematics); and
  • To serve as a reliable indicator to determine appropriate staged adaptive summative assessment that will provide an academic achievement level for students and for the statewide accountability model.

Resources

Test Specifications Development Timeline

Development Timeline

School Year

Grade and Subject

2019–20​

  Planning Year​

2020–21​

  Test Specification and Item     Development

2021–22​

  4 – Mathematics and Reading​

  7 – Mathematics and Reading​

2022–23​

  4 – Mathematics and Reading​

  5 – Mathematics and Reading​

  7 – Mathematics and Reading​

  8 – Mathematics and Reading​

2023–24​

  3–8 – Mathematics and Reading​